Analysis Of Godzilla

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Godzilla has been one of the greatest works of Japanese culture creating 37 films so far letting us see the magnificence that can have a work, being one of the first franchises to leave Japan after the Second World War. I would dare to say that it was the work that allowed Japan to resurface from its foundations and then become the power that it is now.
Called Gojira in its original language, the Japanese, it is a fictitious monster very popular in the twentieth century film culture. It appeared for the first time in 1954, in the film 'Gojira', produced by Toho Studios in Japan. To date, he has participated in 37 films of Japanese origin. It is considered one of the most representative icons of Japanese
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We know that Godzilla was a film that changed the course of Japanese reverberating in the generation that lived the second war, transmitting that terrifying fear by which it is known, bringing us back to the cruel and cold winters of Japan, a really hopeless movie that brought the greatest fears of humanity, symbolizing the destruction and despair of war in a monster capable of bringing the human race to extinction. Gojira is a metaphor to represent the fear felt by the Japanese after the atomic bombing of the Second World War, at the hands of the United States.
Godzilla is presented as the embodiment of the unstoppable force of nature, a warning for the human being to end his abuses on the ecosystem; but also as the threat that will get the Japanese to forget their differences to reflect on the real problems and end up coming together to solve them, what makes the giant lizard almost a hero who will achieve the impossible, that all join against
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In the course of all the films it can be see quite drastic changes regarding what Godzilla wants with humans, these can be divided into three stages. The Shōwa stage. From 1954 to 1975. In principle he was seen as a threat but later becomes a defender of Japan to fight against the threat of other monsters. The Heisei stage. From 1985 to 1995. In this stage he fights against other monsters also destroying Japan, although this destruction by godzilla is a collateral damage by the fight between monsters within the cities. It does not try to defend Japan, but to attack other monsters. In this way he becomes an antihero, since in spite of everything he saves the world from chaos. The Millenium stage. From the year 2000 to the present. The producer Tōhō recovers the rights of the character and proposes to reconstruct the myth, as well as its appearance and give it a more adult background in its stories.
Godzilla: The planet of the monsters is the new film about the mythical G of the TOHO born of Japan's fear of radiation after the tragic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The film that started it all was Japan under the terror of the monster directed by Ishiro Honda in 1954 and that would lead to a long franchise that is still alive and
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